Four candidates are vying for the position of East Baton Rouge mayor-president in the Nov. 6 election.

The Advocate is profiling each candidate and will also be exploring their views on key issues facing the city-parish. The first of the issues articles focuses on the leadership styles of the candidates and is scheduled to run on Sunday, Sept. 23. Subsequent articles will explore the priorities and strategies of the candidates on such issues as improving the city-parish’s transportation network, rebuilding infrastructure, managing the city-parish budget and fighting crime.


Kip Holden, published Sept. 10:

Holden seeks third term

Mike Walker, published Sept. 17

Walker runs for mayor’s post

Steve Myers, published Sept. 24

Myers on 40-day mayoral bid

• Gordon Mese, published Oct. 1

Mese campaigns for mayor

The Issues

Leadership, published Sept. 24

Mayoral candidates make case to lead Baton Rouge

Transportation, published Sept. 30

Avoiding Carmageddon

Infrastructure, published Oct. 7

Candidates agree BR infrastructure needs repair

The Economy, published Oct. 13

Candidates have ideas for expanding economy

Crime, published Oct. 21

Candidates disagree on crime issues in Baton Rouge

Related Stories

Published Aug. 2

Conroy bows out of EBR mayor’s race

Published Aug. 7

Mayer quits race for EBR mayor-president

Published Aug. 15

Walker gets GOP endorsement

Published Aug. 18

4 qualify in race for BR mayor; 4 council seats won without opposition

Published Sept. 11

Pollster: Holden ahead, but could be vulnerable

Published Sept. 16

Mayoral hopefuls lay out platforms at forum

Published Sept. 19

BR mayoral candidates discuss crime, education

Published Sept. 22

Candidate criticizes 2-term mayor-president on jobs

Published Sept. 24

Hopefuls debate infrastructure

Published Sept. 26

Forum features mayoral hopefuls at Jones Creek Library

Candidates both spin ‘Kipnotize’ campaigns

Published Sept. 29

Candidates square off again at BR Apartment Association forum

Published Oct. 2

Walker, Holden attack records during debate at Southern

Published Oct. 3

GOP helps Walker by throwing fundraiser

Published Oct. 4

Candidates tackle hot-button issues in Wednesday forum at civic association forum

Published Oct. 5

EBR mayoral candidate infuses campaign with own money

Published Oct. 10

Holden tops in money raised

Published Oct. 16

Mayoral race going digital

Published Oct. 18

Holden talks buses, schools, crime

Published Oct. 30

Candidates pressed for local solutions

Published Oct. 31

Holden campaign flush with cash

Forum tackles crime, transit